Levels of subject authority control, Humanities

Levels of Subject Authority Control 

Subject authority control is exercised at two levels: central and local. At the central level, a central agency (e.g. Library of Congress) maintains the subject authority file (in card or machine-readable form) or subject heading list (in print form) and makes changes to existing headings and cross-references as well as adding new ones. 

On local level, a library devises such  a means, which ensures conformity and currency of the subject libraries following one of the standard lists of subject headings (e.g. LCSH or Sear's List). It creates local subject authority records only for headings not yet appearing in established  headings in a subject heading list along with needed maintenance information. Thus, the subject authority control at the local level includes correcting erroneous headings and cross-references, updating obsolete headings, and adding or revising cross-references necessitated by new headings.  

Posted Date: 10/26/2012 2:57:08 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Levels of subject authority control, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Levels of subject authority control, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Levels of subject authority control Discussions

Write discussion on Levels of subject authority control
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Author Approach   Of the three approaches, author approach is most common. There are several reasons for it. The first of these is that the author's name is an easily identifia

Define Acceptability of risks?  A risk is acceptable when those affected are usually no longer apprehensive about it. Doubtfulness depends mostly on how the people take the ris

Biographical Sources A large part of the literature of reference consists of works that contain information about people, else known as the biographical sources. Their abundan

Assimilation of Buddhism Qingtan or ching-t'an (pure conversation) Often entailed monks: many of them quickly learned Chinese. Gathered in parlors and talked about phi

I am working on a proposal of getting rid of the ELI (English Language Institute) / CAPP Program here at American Samoa Community College. is there''s any strong points of why we s

ALPHABETICAL INDEXING LANGUAGES   In this section let us look at the  concept of indexing language, its categories  and functional use. Let us begin with the meaning of 'indexi

CENTRALISED CATALOGUING   By centralized cataloguing, we mean the provision of cataloguing service from a central point to several clients. The service may range from a simple

I have an old tin type photo that I think looks like a young T. Roosevelt and his wife. Who can I ask to look at it to see if they agree with me or not?

Format The value of the format can be determined by verifying the following aspects of the ready reference sources. Size: Ready reference sources are usually single volum